This does not mean that parents have no rights to what happens to their child while they are at school but this allows school to guide student behaviors though discipline. This idea is called in loco parentis (pg. 378). This concept was once more important in schools than it is now but it has brought forth it idea that no matter the student, disabled or not, there needs to be a certain level of responsibility put on all students for their behaviors when they are at school. This would be a great chapter of the book for parents to read because it would help them to understand why the school is doing what it is doing.
By incorporating uniforms into schools administrators can create an environment where education can prepare children for the future, eliminate the vast differences in social classes and teach the children of tomorrow how to respect their surroundings. With a great amount of emphasis being placed on current trends, many students and parents seem to get lost in the purpose of education. They lose the understanding that school is not a place to learn about socialization skills, but a place to prepare children for the future. Uniforms can prepare students for life after education, in which most of them will be expected to dress accordingly and to adhere to a corporate dress code. Once children
Every couple of months when tuning into the news, it’s often heard of debates about public schools bringing in school uniforms. It’s often thought that the uniforms will solve multiple problems such as violence, behavior, and safety of the attending students. It is also said that it will help parents with expenses because they won’t have to keep up with the demands of expensive clothing from teenagers today. If your opinion made a difference in the decision of wearing school uniforms at your school, would you choose to wear them or be against the idea? Do you believe school uniforms make a difference in the lives of students attending schools?
The ideal was to establish a set of basic academic standards that all students should achieve, hold the schools accountable for meeting these standards for all students, ←and→ then give educators the choice of how to meet the standards. The way NCLB is currently being administered must be fixed, otherwise we will have both new ←and→ seasoned talented teachers leaving the profession in droves. Although reading ←and→ math tests would remain in the administration's proposal, schools could also include student performance in other subjects as part of overall measurements of progress. Critics say that the current education law has narrowed the curriculum for students:→ Many teachers zero in on math ←and→ reading at the expense of other subjects to help students prepare for the required tests. (Douglas) Students need a well-rounded education," the blueprint declares, and it cites disciplines including history, civics, foreign languages, and the arts.
Dress Codes in Schools Kelly Mennillo Com/220 Due: 4/22/12 Kelly Munoz Some people believe that our schools should require their students to adapt to a dress code to improve student behavior, enhance students’ self-confidence, and reduce differences among socioeconomic levels. Others may say that policies enforcing dress codes, or requiring school uniforms violate students’ First Amendment rights, and suppress individuality. The argument over school dress codes and school-uniform policies continue to rage in the meeting rooms, administrative officers, and classrooms of public schools throughout the country. School officials place dress code policies so there will be orderly dressing amongst the students’. Dress codes are important, but they are troublesome at the same time.
The way they dress and present themselves is essential to their childhood, as they learn things about themselves and are in different social groups. When a child begins school, they usually begin to start distinguishing themselves from one another. Students begin to develop their own sense of style, and trying to both fit in and stand out at the same time. The cost, which is usually seen cheaper, can actually be more than people anticipate. This is considered a con in this case because in the end parents are forced to pay the amount of both a
The use of school uniforms is a topic of hot debate among parents and school administrators. Some argue the benefits of school uniforms, while others believe that the downsides are far more numerous. While you probably cannot influence what your school has already decided, you may have a voice on the issue of school uniforms in PTA meetings. You also have the choice of sending your child to a school that does or doesn't require school uniforms. If that is the case, here are a few pros and cons you should keep in mind.
One of the most popular debates amongst public schools today is whether or not students should be required to wear uniforms. While many schools have already established a policy mandating school uniforms, there are still many more schools who have not decided yet. Some say a mandatory uniform policy in public schools encourages more concentration on learning, while others say it hinders the creativity and individuality in students. However, uniforms can benefit students by creating an environment in which the students are able to focus solely on furthering their education. Students in grades kindergarten through twelve should be required to wear uniforms because it creates school unity, is safer, and it helps students develop a higher self-esteem.
Better alteration, solutions Since the stabilization of school administration of NISB, members of the school are considering potential enforcement of school uniforms. NISB is in the process of adopting curriculums and teaching methods of neighboring international schools and therefore reconsidering the enforcement of school uniforms. However, according to Key (2007), school uniforms do not provide significant improvements in both academic achievements and behaviors of the students but act as burden for numerous parents and violate certain rights of students. Hence, school uniforms should not be enforced in NISB for further improvements and benefits of the students. When it comes to legal issues, dress code and school uniform policies violate students’ rights and freedoms of self-expression.
School uniforms are to be used to limit skin exposure and anything gang related to prevent anything that might harm students or symbolize anything unsafe. In some cases, students rebel and try to make the uniform look according to the way they want to be portrayed as but the reality in that is that the policy isn’t going to let them do this. Students need to oblige to the uniforms given to them and not complain because it can get much worse than just putting on a simple shirt that you have to wear every day. Take for instance IDEA School; their uniform policy is VERY strict and they only allow you to wear what they want you to wear not what you think belongs to the uniform. In this school, the students are only allowed to wear the school t-shirt, cakey pants, closed toed shoes, and a belt that won’t let your pants sag down to your knees or farther.